Many Millennials lead a healthy lifestyle. However, the manner in which they stay in shape can be very different from those that other generations know.
Here are some of the fitness regimens and wearable technologies that Millennials use to stay in shape.
1. Boutique Gyms
Millennials do not believe in traditional fitness centres and gyms. They think that one should not limit his exercises to treadmills, exercise bikes, and other “common” exercise equipment.
What they need are dedicated micro gyms that provide Millennials with authentic experiences. These boutique gyms are one-stop venues for everything that the young generation needs. They provide group workouts, specialised classes, and a more engaging community atmosphere.
Millennials love the idea of being able to stay fit while building more meaningful social relationships. In a way, they do not view fitness as having only a physical component. They view it as a means to develop themselves in a more holistic fashion.
2. Activity Trackers
One of the most important wearable technologies that Millennials use today is activity trackers. They can come in the form of smart watches, bracelets, and others.
These technologies often pair with smartphones and other mobile devices to give Millennials a heads-up on their activities. Such technologies allow the younger generation to keep track of their different activities.
Many of these devices can keep track of calories burned, the number of steps taken in a day, and one’s heart rate. They also monitor the number of hours of sleep. Some more advanced activity trackers can also provide information on the person’s quality of sleep.
Millennials use this information to make significant changes in their routine. It can notify them if they are lagging behind in their fitness goals. This will make the person to ramp up his activities for the remainder of the week.
And since everything gets stored digitally, one can always review his fitness performance over a certain period of time.
3. Posture Enhancers
There are Millennials who use a special type of activity tracker known as posture enhancers. These keep track of the alignment of the body. If the person slouches or is not using the right posture, the system notifies the person in the form of a vibration.
Some people may not agree that posture enhancers are not wearable technologies that can help improve fitness. However, one has to understand that the success of any fitness program is dependent on one’s ability to maintain the correct posture.
4. More Social Fitness Regimens
If there is one word that best describes Millennials, it would be “sociable”. They like doing things as a group. That is why group fitness programs like Zumba, Crossfit, and SoulCycle are very popular among the younger generation.
In addition to these fitness regimens, Millennials also love to participate in team-based competitions. They love the idea of being able to play with other people while showcasing their individual skills.
Millennials have the same goal as other generations, and that is to lead healthy lives. The only difference is that they rely more on wearable technologies and social-based exercise regimens to stay in shape.